It forms the coastline of Raoul Bay, and is part of the Dolerite landscape of the Tasman National Park.
So named from D'Entrecasteaux's pilot. Flinders called it Basaltic Cape, but only prior to the publication of the maps of the French expedition. "In 1814 Flinders very honestly replaces on his map the name of Raoull, stating that he gave up the name of Basaltic. This notwithstanding, Scott, Cross, and Arrowsmith chart it as Raoull or Basaltic.